The best thing I've done this year was to take up the daily practice of writing 'small stones' - one single, small, attentive thought each day. I started with the challenge to write one every day in the month of January, was delighted to be included in the book of that month, and here I am still writing them in June, on a separate blog. It's a small thing that can make a huge difference, wake you up and calm you down in the midst of rushing and routine and sometimes turn the whole day around.
So I'm very happy to be part of the small stones blogsplash - a chance for those already familiar with small stones to give something back to Fiona, who founded this practice, and Kaspalita and for others to give it a go, on 18 June, when they'll be getting married. This will be a lovely thing - all these small, attentive thoughts collected on their wedding day!
From Fiona and Kaspa :
We are both on a mission to help the world connect with the world through writing. We are also getting married on Saturday the 18th of June.
For our fantasy wedding present, we are asking people across the world to write us a ‘small stone’ and send it to us here.
A small stone is a short piece of observational writing – simply pay attention to something properly and then write it down. Find out more about small stones here.
If you’re willing to help, we’d love you to do two things:
1) Re-post this blog on your own blog as soon as you can (any time before June the 18th) to give your readers a chance to hear about what we’re doing. Just cut and paste or you can find the html here.
2) Write us a small stone on our wedding day whilst we’re saying our vows and eating cake, and post it on your blog. There’s more information about how you can do that here.
You can find out all about our project at our website, Wedding Small Stones, and you can also read our blog at A River of Stones. If you get bitten by the small-stone-writing bug we also have a challenge coming up, when we’ll be challenging you to notice one thing every day during July and write it down.
Thank you for listening, and we hope we’ll be returning from our honeymoon to an inbox crammed with small stones, including yours.
Warmest, Kaspa and Fiona